Von Vimeo: „’Don’t try to fix it. I just need you to listen.’ Every man has heard these words. And they are the law of the land. No matter what.“
Ich bin kein Freund von Gewalt, aber hier kann ich nicht anders. This chick got some serious balls:
“I politely [told] her to cover herself up,” said Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti, an Iranian cleric in the city of Shamirzad in Semnan Province, describing a recent encounter with a woman he believed was improperly veiled. “She responded to me by saying: ‘You [should] close your eyes.’” The cleric, who spoke to the semi-official Mehr news agency, said he repeated his warning to the “bad hijab” woman, which is a way of describing women who do not fully observe the Islamic dress code that became compulsory following the 1979 revolution.
“Not only didn’t she cover herself up, but she also insulted me. I asked her not to insult me anymore, but she started shouting and threatening me,” Beheshti said. “She pushed me and I fell to the ground on my back. From that point on, I don’t know what happened. I was just feeling the kicks of the woman who was beating me up and insulting me.”
He said he was hospitalized for three days following the attack.
Ich mag das englische Wort „hilarious“ sehr gerne, es heisst übersetzt ungefähr „saukomisch“, „überaus witzig“ oder „zum totlachen“, wobei keine der deutschen Iterationen des Worts an die Weichheit und – jawohl! – eigene Lustigkeit des Worts „hilarious“ heranreichen. „Witz“ als Wort transportiert nicht die Hälfte der Humot-Hysterie, die das Wort „hilarious“ beinhaltet, wobei der Wortstamm wahrscheinlich irgendwie derselbe ist. Ich hab’s nicht gegoogelt, I just make shit up. Linguistisch betrachtet lache ich jedenfalls eher über das englische „hilarious“ als über das deutsche „witzig“. Wie auch immer: This is hilarious.
Femen haben während einer Fotosession mit dem Europacup blankgezogen und versuchten, den Pokal zu entführen, um gegen Sex-Tourismus während der Fußball EM zu protestieren. Bilder gibt’s auf Google Plus, hier ihr Livejournal-Blog, Snip von Reuters: Topless Ukraine activist grabs Euro soccer cup:
A Ukrainian women’s rights activist stripped to the waist and seized the Euro-2012 soccer trophy while it was on public display in Kiev on Saturday in a protest against the forthcoming month-long championship. The young woman, 23-year-old Yulia Kovpachik, is a member of the Kiev-based Femen women’s rights group which believes the Euro-2012 soccer tournament being played in Ukraine next month will encourage sex tourism.
Ich hab’ ja immer meine Zweifel an der Wirksamkeit von Femens Aktionen, aber spOn hat einen langen und ziemlich ausführlichen Artikel inklusive Interview mit Oksana Shachko, die grade wegen “Hooliganism” angeklagt ist, und Anna Hutsol, der 27jährigen Anführerin der New School Feminismus-Protester und die Blankzieherei hat mehr Substanz, als es zunächst den Anschein hat:
The creators of the movement are Oksana, Anna Hutsol and Sasha Shevchenko. At first, they lived in Khmelnytskyi, a city with 300,000 inhabitants and two nuclear reactors.
There were hardly any jobs to be had, and the men drank. The girls, for their part, spent long evenings discussing philosophy, Marxism and the situation of women in post-Soviet society. They decided that instead of getting married, they would bring about change.
There were only three of them at first, but now the movement, whose ranks include students, journalists and economists, has spread throughout Ukraine and includes more than 300 women. Calling themselves “Femen,” they have started a movement that has also caught hold among women in Tunisia and the United States. It’s a movement that even encourages experienced women’s rights activists to undress.
Wieder was gelernt: Die halboffizielle Bezeichnung eines Orgasmus der Frau beim Training oder Sport ist „Coregasm“.
Earlier today, Indiana University released information about a new study (the first of its kind, really) that I’ve co-authored with a colleague, Dr. Dennis Fortenberry, about an experience some women have with having orgasms while they engage in physical exercises such as sit-ups, biking/spinning, pull-ups, chin-ups and other exercises (some popular magazines term this type of orgasm a “coregasm” as in many cases the exercises seem to be related to core muscular activity/strength).
Wired hat ein schönes Preview auf Lindsay McCrums Fotoband „Chicks with Guns“:
For McCrum, Chicks With Guns is not an attempt to enter the ideological debate about guns. Instead, she says she tried to harness the visceral power of photography to provide a more rounded, honest picture of what women gun owners look like today. Some of the frames in the book are certainly what one would expect — a policewoman with her shotgun, a woman in a cowboy hat in front of a picturesque Western backdrop. Others are more surprising.
In one picture, a woman holds her naked three-year-old son in her left hand and her grandfather’s shotgun in her right. In another, an older woman stands in the middle of her living room surrounded by dolls and teddy bears (above). “I’m not in the judgment business and the photographs are not policy, nor are they advocacy,” McCrum says. “I wasn’t interested in glorify anyone or vilifying anyone.”
Amazon-Partnerlink: Chicks with Guns
Eine Gruppe von Ehefrauen hat auf den Philippinen einen lokalen Konflikt beendet, in dem sie in Sex-Streik gegangen sind. Denn Frauen haben tatsächlich die Macht des Universums, aber das wissen ja eigentlich sowieso alle.
Women in the southern Philippines have brought peace to their strife-torn village by threatening to withhold sex if their men kept fighting, the UN refugee agency said today.
The “sex strike” in rural Dado village on the often lawless southern island of Mindanao in July helped end tensions and bring some prosperity to the 102 families living there, said UNHCR national officer Rico Salcedo. “The area is in a town which is subject to conflict, family feuds, land disputes. The idea came personally from the women.” […]
Her husband, Lengs Kupong, recalled his wife telling him: “If you do bad things, you will be cut off, here,” he said, motioning below his waist.
Gestern bei meinem Posting über den Read Comics in Public-Day ganz vergessen: Das Tumblelog Women read Comics in Public, too ist natürlich wieder voll von Damen, reading Comics in Public, too.(via Unfug)
Mein Lieblingstumblr für die nächsten fünf Minuten: „Vintage Lesbians. Affectionate Women. Boston Marriages. Lesbian Innuendo. Antique Erotica. Women Being Nude Together. Lesbian History. Vintage Drag. Women Who May Not Be Lesbians But We Wish They Were.“ (via Coilhouse)
Jüdische Fundis haben Hillary Clinton und „counterterrorism analyst“ Audrey Thomason aus dem jetzt schon ikonographischen Foto des Situation Rooms geshoppt. Ich hoffe sehr, dass das für diese Arschgeigen ein Nachspiel hat, denn sie haben damit gegen die Auflagen des Weißen Hauses verstoßen („The photograph may not be manipulated in any way“). Religion: Denying Reality since, like, forever.
Ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish newspaper, Der Tzitung, has determined that the photo of top U.S. leaders receiving an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden was too scandalous.
What was so offensive about the image? U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in the photo and, based on good intel, the editor of Der Tzitung discovered that she is a woman. The Hasidic newspaper will not intentionally include any images of women in the paper because it could be considered sexually suggestive.
Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum einhundertsten Weltfrauentag, die Damen! Bild oben: 14-yr. old striker, Fola La Follette, and Rose Livingston, Library of Congress aus dem Set Women Striving Forward, 1910s – 1940s.
In a way, it seems slightly odd to explore “the role of women in post-punk” because I don’t want to ghettoise or marginalise it–women were so central that there is none of the feeling of searching for exceptions to the rule here: many of the artists featured are Big Names, who’d make any top-40 list of Most Important Post-Punk Bands. However, singling women out only illustrates their centrality: you could play these mixes for a post-punk neophyte, and they would come away with a good sense of the breadth and depth of the fertile era/ethos; but they might not even notice, if you didn’t point it out, that the mix focuses on women.